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so i was browsing a comment forum and all of a sudden when i scrolled down it acted like a backspace to another page, if i scrolled up it went as foward to the next page.

The scrolling was not happening at all until firefox said it wanted to start in safe mode....

is this some sort of exploit? i was reading and it just froze and crashed, it changed my homepage to the regular start up one

so i was browsing a comment forum and all of a sudden when i scrolled down it acted like a backspace to another page, if i scrolled up it went as foward to the next page. The scrolling was not happening at all until firefox said it wanted to start in safe mode.... is this some sort of exploit? i was reading and it just froze and crashed, it changed my homepage to the regular start up one

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it also created a folder on my desktop that says "old firefox data"

it also created a folder on my desktop that says "old firefox data"

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and my homepage was changed to this....i never had this as my homepage

and my homepage was changed to this....i never had this as my homepage
cor-el
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That looks like the about:home home page.

You can check the home page setting:


Sounds that you had a problem with the Shift key.

It is possible that some of the status keys have the wrong state and Firefox sees them as still pressed.

Try to press all the status keys (Shift, Ctrl, Alt) a few times to see if that helps to recover from this. If it doesn't help then close and restart Firefox or reboot the computer.

That looks like the about:home home page. You can check the home page setting: *Tools > Options > General > Startup: Home page *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page ----- Sounds that you had a problem with the Shift key. It is possible that some of the status keys have the wrong state and Firefox sees them as still pressed. Try to press all the status keys (Shift, Ctrl, Alt) a few times to see if that helps to recover from this. If it doesn't help then close and restart Firefox or reboot the computer.